St. Gregory became the Father of the First Armenian Church, and the king asked him to baptize his child and the rest of the people who converted to Christianity. This conversion was a unity of the nation to boost the ethnic identity between the two superpowers, the Roman Empire and the Persian Empire. The same year Armenia adopted Christianity, the Mother Church of Etchmiadzin, which is the country's spiritual capital, was built. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Armenian Apostolic Church experienced multiple difficulties that caused the church to shrink. While the Ottoman Empire was in rule, the members of the church were assassinated by the Turks, causing the numbers of the church to decrease drastically.
Tension started when King Henry VIII initiated the act to leave the catholic church, and create The church of England. The king then made himself head of the church which brought up problems with the catholic church. After King Henry died, his son Edward VI, took throne at age nine. Edward reigned as a powerful protestant king, He was a huge boost to the churches strength. King Edward VI did away with all the catholic statues, stained glass in the churches and introduce the common book of prayer.
Pippin continued to preside over Church councils and lead the army during campaign seasons. The reform movement set down by his father and Boniface continued to push forward, with the Church’s power continued to grow. Nevertheless the Church continued with its missionary project in Germany and helped create Bavarian Laws. Pippin and Charlemagne also share an interesting similarity. They both were anointed as king on two separate occasions.
South America was colonized by countries such as Portugal and Spain and North America by Britain. Due to Christianity becoming the official religion of the Roman Empire, it turned into the most controlling religion in the world. The Church had an enormous impact on the advancement of western civilization. Christians realized that God created the world for the sake of the church and that the church saves men so that they can be united with God. People were believed to be part of the church and part of the body of Christ which meant they were united with him.
Perhaps, my brought up in a spiritual family is a reason although I admit that my knowledge of Trinity was rather little when in my twenties, I named my spoken English and Music Institute, Trinity Institute of Spoken English & Music. I became seriously intrigued with the richness of the doctrine of the Trinity as I took over the responsibility of the Church started by my dad late Rev.Kambham Vedanayakam in 2007. The twists and turns through which the Triune God migrated from the center to the periphery of Christian consciousness and back to the center again make a fascinating story of the Triune God. In this paper, I would like to present the richness of the doctrine of Trinity as the Lord guides
Born on September 8, 1157, in Oxford, England, Richard I, better known as "Richard the Lionheart," he served as king of England from 1189 to 1199. By the age 16, Richard had his own army in a revolt against his father, and became a central Christian commander during the 3rd Crusade. He was seen a hero by his people and still is today.
These radical changes made to the Christian church allowed for imperial involvement in the religious cult, but it also allowed for a new power and influence of the church on politics and governing of the Roman Empire. The advance in power and status of Christian leaders has been maintained still in modern eras. Although it is debatable whether Christian leaders are as significant and powerful as the period of Constantine’ rule, it is blatantly obvious how Constantine and his Christianization marked the stepping stones for a lot of political and religious relations, as still seen today in the collaboration of the Queen of England and the Pope (Lenski,
King Louis XIV ruled the country for seventy-two years, during which time people grew to trust that he was doing what was best for the country, without ever knowing what he was doing. Moliere states to the King: “ it is a piece of great temerity on my part to come and importune a great monarch in the midst of his glorious conquest” (Moliere, Second Petition). Moliere is captivated by the King and believes that he is not worthy of his time, but seeks assistance regardless. Orgon, in contrast, believes that
Religion influenced the government of the Puritans. They believed that they each had their own boundaries or power given by the Lord (Doc H). Puritans wanted the church and government to intertwine and aid one another, creating a stronger bond. In addition, the Puritan’s emphasis on religious conformity and the attainment of land for their model society led them to engage in wars with neighboring Indian tribes. For instance, William Bradford fought with Pequot tribe in the Pequot War, believing that God is the source of their victory and therefore praise him (Doc D).
As a new deity, it was imperative that images of Christ adequately conveyed the extent of his abilities to both newly converted Christians and to persuade the pagans who had yet to believe in his supremacy (Cite?). To accomplish this, early Christians would have used preexisting symbols like emperors and pagan gods to achieve this. The sheer bulk of pagan iconography allowed the Christians to depict Christ in the many guises that express different facets of his divinity. If the artist wanted to highlight Christ’s role as a healer, they would draw from representations of Asclepius, however if they wanted to emphasize his authority, images of emperors would have been more appropriate inspiration (Cite). It is important to note, however, that these images of Christ weren’t viewed to the exclusion of pagan iconography.